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Dissertation Funding

Every fall, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) awards approximately fifteen, one-semester dissertation fellowships to deserving graduate students whose projects are judged by the selection committee to be highly meritorious. Successful applicants receive a stipend and paid tuition during the following spring or summer semester. For more information, please contact Arlene Williams in 2014 Turlington Hall or at 392-2230. These awards are named fellowships supported by several UF Foundation funds, including:

Memorial Scholarships

O. Ruth McQuown Graduate Scholarship Award

In memory of this friend and colleague (1920-1984), the O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Award has been established to aid scholars who best exemplify her values, achievements, and commitment to social issues (including addressing issues and fostering opportunities for women, racial minorities and those of low socio-economic background).

A substantial monetary award will be made to a humanities or social sciences graduate student (Masters or Doctoral level) who has completed at least one semester of graduate work in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Additional awards of varying amounts to supplement assistantships will also be given.

Cynthia W. Colangelo Award for Breast Cancer Awareness

This award supports students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who are actively involved in the fight against breast cancer through community service and activities. Learn more. Award amounts will vary from $250-$1000 per recipient, depending on the number of selected recipients. Recipient(s) will be selected each spring semester on the basis of a personal essay.